Goran Dragic RUMORS & NEWS

  • Heat president Pat Riley wants more from Goran Dragic

    Miami Herald "Pat Riley loves how Dwyane Wade played all season — and the way Goran Dragic and Josh Richardson played after the All-Star break but he wants to see more from each of those guards — skill development from Dragic and Richardson, and sustained durability from Wade. Riley’s comments this week were..." May 20

  • Dragic's monster game inspired by not wanting to go back to Europe

    The Score "Goran Dragic's motivation for his breakout performance in Game 6 was based on the fact that he had little desire to go home for the summer. "I don't want to go back to Europe," Dragic told reporters following the Miami Heat's 103-91 win over the Toronto Raptors on Friday. The Slovenian..." May 14

  • Erik Spoelstra calls report of ‘uneasy tension’ between Goran Dragic, Dwyane Wade ‘silly’

    Palm Beach Post "After Dwyane Wade led the Heat to an overtime win over the Raptors in Game 4 with a team-high 30 points on Monday, his backcourt mate had nothing but praise for him. “He was just D. Wade,” Miami point guard Goran Dragic said. “It’s nothing. When you see it so many times, it’s normal. He’s..." May 11

  • Goran Dragic hit with technical, $2,000 fine for swinging at Cory Joseph in Game 4

    Miami Herald "Goran Dragic has been hit with a technical foul and $2,000 fine by the NBA for swinging at Raptors guard Cory Joseph with 2:17 left in the fourth quarter of the Heat's Game 4 overtime victory. Here's a look at the play. Dragic is the first Heat player or coach to be hit with a technical in..." May 11

  • Goran Dragic not happy about being benched last night

    ESPN "On July 1, when the clock ticked to 12:01 a.m., Pat Riley made a phone call to wake up Goran Dragic. It was 6:01 a.m. in Dragic's home country of Slovenia, where the point guard had been fast asleep during the opening of NBA's free-agency season. With the phone in hand, the Miami Heat president..." May 08

  • Goran Dragic gets eight stitches on mouth, returns to game

    The Comeback "Talk about taking one for the team. Goran Dragic of the Miami Heat took an elbow shot to the face while trying to contest a shot by DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors on Thursday evening in Game 2 of their second-round matchup north of the border. The shot busted open Dragic’s mouth so..." May 06

  • Unknown Heat player reportedly thinks Goran Dragic's name is Gordon

    The Score "One Miami Heat player apparently has his head so far up in the clouds that he's completely unaware of what the first name of his starting point guard is. When talking to the media on Friday, an unknown member of the Heat's roster referred to starter Goran (GORE-on) Dragic as "Gordon," according..." April 23

  • Goran Dragic On Suns: I Was Glad As Soon As I Got Out Of There

    Real GM Basketball "Goran Dragic requested a trade from the Phoenix Suns before the 2015 deadline and the franchise has continued to struggle ever since. The Suns are 25-63 since trading Dragic and fired Jeff Hornacek earlier in the season." March 03

  • The Heat are fulfilling their offensive potential by unleashing Goran Dragic

    SB Nation "The Miami Heat invested heavily in point guard Goran Dragic, giving him a five-year, $85 million deal after trading away two first-round picks to acquire him at last year's trade deadline. The results thus far have been middling. Injuries derailed the Heat last season, while Dragic and backcourt..." February 23

  • Heat missing Goran Dragic, who's being careful with calf

    Miami Herald "Anyone miss Goran Dragic yet? In the last game that Dragic played, the game against Golden State in which he injured his calf, the Heat had just 10 turnovers. In the four games since, Miami has had 23, 13, 19 and 14 -- the latest total coming in a dreadful 91-79 home loss to the Bucks, in..." January 20

  • Goran Dragic out for remainder of the road trip

    Hot Hot Hoops "The Miami Heat will be without point guard Goran Dragic for the remainder of their current 6 game west road trip. Dragic was sent back to Miami for a MRI on his calf which is listed as a strain and not a tear. Dragic is hoping to be as healthy as he can as soon as he can. The Heat have been..." January 14

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Miami's Goran Dragic had MRI today revealing Grade 1 mild calf strain, sources tell Yahoo. Dragic will be reevaluated in one week.

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    Manny Navarro @Manny_Navarro

    Goran Dragic (left calf strain) being sent home from the road trip to get an MRI. Spo says it's not a tear

  • Goran Dragic on Suns: ‘They’re not like Miami, San Antonio, those teams that are really loyal’

    Yahoo! Sports "Eleven months have passed since Goran Dragic blindsided the Phoenix Suns with a trade demand – not enough time for him to completely find his bearings with the Miami Heat, but more than enough for the situation he left behind to already settle into rubble. Dragic is too concerned with his own..." January 05

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    Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick

    Goran Dragic wearing a protective wrap on his right thumb. Hurt it in the Indiana game. Says it mostly gives him trouble on catches

  • Wade to Dragic: “Shoot the (expletive) ball”

    Palm Beach Post "Goran Dragic is going through a mini-slump with his shot and it got so bad Sunday that he looked hesitant to try. He missed nine of his first 10 attempts, and his disinclination to keep firing was so clear that Dwyane Wade confronted him. “Shoot the (expletive) ball,” Wade recalled telling..." December 14

  • Zoran Dragic trade goes over fine with Goran Dragic

    Palm Beach Post "Goran and Zoran Dragic seemed like a package deal given that they were teammates in Phoenix and came over to Miami together in February. Zoran especially seemed likely to stick around given that he had one year left on his contract as his brother was about to hit free agency. However, the Heat..." October 06

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Goran Dragic has reached agreement on a five-year, $90 million deal with the Miami Heat, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

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    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    The free agency dialogue between Goran Dragic and the Miami Heat, I'm told, will continue in the morning. That's all for now on that front.

  • Goran Dragic agrees to $90 million deal with Heat

    Yahoo! Sports "Goran Dragic has reached agreement on a five-year, $90 million contract wtih the Miami Heat, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Dragic's deal will include a player option after the fourth year, league sources said. The Heat acquired Dragic in a deal with the Phoenix Suns at the trade deadline..." July 01

  • Goran Dragic camp expects Heat to offer contract worth between $90 million and $100 million

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Heat reportedly planned to offer Goran Dragic a five-year contract “in excess of $80 million,” which generally was interpreted as barely more than $80 million. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald: Amid an ESPN report that the Heat will offer Goran Dragic a five-year deal in excess of $80..." June 25

  • Goran Dragic officially opts out of contract

    Sportsnaut "Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic has officially declined his $7.5 million player option for next season. It was an expected move from a player that might actually receive max-contract offers on the open market next month. Dragic, 29, was traded from the Phoenix Suns to Miami in a three-team deal..." June 23

  • Heat to Offer Dragic Long-Term Deal

    Bleacher Report "ESPN's Marc Stein reported that the Heat are preparing to offer Dragic a five-year deal worth more than$80 million to stay in Miami. Stein reported that while the Heat could theoretically offer Dragic a deal worth up to $100 million over five years, the impending free agency of Dwyane Wade and..." June 21

  • Goran Dragic should take discount to re-sign with Heat, not Dwyane Wade

    Hot Hot Hoops "Even though the NBA Finals don't involve the Miami Heat at all, it hasn't stopped the team from making the news thanks to Dwyane Wade. For nearly two weeks, the conversation has been focused on the reasons why he should take less so Pat Riley can do more versus why Wade should finally get paid..." June 09

  • Pelicans remain interested in Goran Dragic

    The Bird Writes "According to the Miami Herald this morning, the Pelicans still have interest in Goran Dragic. Heat guard Goran Dragic, an impending free agent, feels strongly that the Heat must play faster and has been assured that’s a key part of the Pat Riley/Erik Spoelstra master plan, according to an an..." May 25

  • Heat have only scratched the surface of potent Whiteside, Dragic combo

    Hot Hot Hoops "Usually when an NBA season ends, you might find the team and fan base depressed because of what took place during the season. The Miami Heat on the other hand, can feel a sense of excitement for what is to come. After LeBron James' departure, Miami needed two players heading into the 2014-15..." April 22

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    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Dragic confirms he will opt out, head into free agency.

  • Goran Dragic Wants To Re-Sign With Heat

    Real GM Basketball "Goran Dragic has been open with his desire to re-sign with the Miami Heat this offseason on a long-term deal. “That’s my wish,” Dragic said. “Right now I’m focused on doing as much as possible this season and make the playoffs, but of course this first 10-15 days here has been a great feeling..." March 08

  • Inside Goran Dragic's Dramatic and Game-Changing Transition with the Miami Heat

    Bleacher Report "Entering last month's trade deadline, the Miami Heat needed to pick up the slack a bit—in terms of winning and pace, as they ranked last in the NBA in possessions per game. They found both of those answers in arguably the best player moved on Feb. 19: point guard Goran Dragic, formerly of the..." March 05

  • Goran Dragic: 'I feel I'm spoiled' in Miami

    Fox Sports "It didn't take very long at all for Goran Dragic to fall in love with his new home with the Miami Heat. On the court, coach Erik Spoelstra is trying to keep things simple offensively in order to make best use of Dragic's prodigious skills in the open court and in the pick-and-roll. " February 26

  • Heat acquires Goran Dragic from Suns for 4 players, picks

    Miami Herald "The Miami Heat’s long search for an elite point guard to complement Dwyane Wade in the backcourt appears to be over. The Heat and Phoenix Suns finalized a deal just before the trade deadline Thursday for point guard Goran Dragic, according to Yahoo! Sports. The deal moved Heat players Danny..." February 20

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    The Suns and Heat have agreed to a Goran Dragic deal. It's happening

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    Tom Ziller @teamziller

    If Suns hold Dragic, they can still get something for him. They got two picks for Nash in a sign-and-trade less than 3 years ago.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Phoenix and Miami are still discussing a Goran Dragic deal, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • Sources: Kings cooling on trade for Suns' Goran Dragic

    Yahoo! Sports "As the Sacramento Kings continue to be warned that Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic would have no interest in signing an extension with them, the team has become increasingly reluctant to pursue a trade, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Kings were not part of the list of preferred teams..." February 19

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Source says Miami offering two future 1st round picks for Dragic....but as of now, Sarver still being stubborn

  • Suns exploring Goran Dragic deal with teams outside his preferred list

    Yahoo! Sports "The Phoenix Suns are operating under the belief that guard Goran Dragic could be persuaded to accept a five-year contract elsewhere, thus are pursuing trades with asset-rich teams outside of his preferred list of destinations, league sources told Yahoo Sports. For Dragic, the Suns are pursuing..." February 19

  • Heat emerge as possible trade destination for Suns' Dragic

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "With Thursday's 3 p.m. NBA trading deadline approaching, the Miami Heat are among several teams targeted by point guard Goran Dragic for a potential move from the Phoenix Suns. An impending free agent who apparently has grown disenchanted with the Suns' glut of point guards that also includes..." February 18

  • Suns still pushing to appease Dragic with Isaiah Thomas trade

    Sporting News "On Wednesday afternoon, Goran Dragic spoke for the first time since word came down that he wants out of Phoenix. The problem, he said, according to Paul Coro of Azcentral.com, is that as his role changed over the course of this season. Speaking of the Suns’ front office, he said, “I don’t trust..." February 18

  • Dragic Blasts Suns' Front Office: Don't Trust Them

    Hoops Rumors "The ultimatum that Goran Dragic‘s agent, Bill Duffy, issued to the Suns late Wednesday when he told them his client wouldn’t re-sign with the team this summer set in motion of flurry of trade rumors surrounding the league’s reigning Most Improved Player. We’ll round up the rest of today’s Dragic..." February 18

  • Goran Dragic Wanted 'Bad' By Kings

    Real GM Basketball "The Sacramento Kings want Goran Dragic "bad", according to a source. The Kings could move Nik Stauskas and Jason Thompson in order to create max contract space to sign Dragic in the offseason." February 18

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Teams that would gamble on Dragic deal now (Celtics/Rockets/Kings) are banking on idea fifth year would make big difference in free agency

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Suns informed Goran Dragic tonight that they'll accept his request for trade and work to move him by deadline, league source tells RealGM.

  • Goran Dragic tells Suns he won't re-sign after season

    USA Today "Goran Dragic wants out of Phoenix. According to two people with knowledge of the situation, the representatives for the Suns point guard told team officials in a Tuesday meeting that he has no plans to re-sign in Phoenix this summer as a free agent. With the Thursday trade deadline looming..." February 18

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Sources: Suns want to keep and re-sign Dragic, but to even consider a deal, they would minimally want player w/ All-Star potential and pick.

  • Report: Heat interested in Goran Dragic, Reggie Jackson

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Heat are reportedly interested in Jameer Nelson, but I’m starting to get the sense that has more to do with Mario Chalmers, Norris Cole and Shabazz Napier. It seems Miami just wants a new point guard. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald: An official who has spoken to the Heat said Miami..." February 13

  • Rockets, Lakers Trying To Trade For Goran Dragic

    Real GM Basketball "The Houston Rockets are hoping to engage the Phoenix Suns on a trade for Goran Dragic. If the Rockets are unable to trade for Dragic before the deadline, they plan on pursuing him in free agency. Dragic was let go by the Rockets in the 2012 free agency. The Los Angeles Lakers also plan on..." February 13

  • Sources: Rockets relaunch push for Dragic

    ESPN "The Houston Rockets are plotting a renewed attempt to try to convince the Phoenix Suns to part with star guard Goran Dragic via trade before Thursday's NBA trade deadline, according to league sources. Sources said that the Rockets, who let Dragic go in free agency in the summer of 2012 but have..." February 13

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    Gery Woelfel @GeryWoelfel

    Hearing Suns want a first-rounder for Goran Dragic and, rest assured, they'll get it. Rockets got to be tempted.

  • Goran Dragic insists Rockets will have equal chance in free agency

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets might have let guard Goran Dragic return to the Suns as a free agent, but Dragic said Friday that he would not hold that against them if they pursue him as a free agent next summer. Dragic signed a four-year deal with the Suns that gave him the power to opt out after his third..." January 26